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June 21, 2017

Is Your Llama Registered?

The movement of livestock in Western Australia (WA) is heavily regulated, with a mandatory livestock ownership, identification, and movement reporting system. The regulatory emphasis on stock traceability is aimed at maintaining access to export markets, …

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June 21, 2017

Unfair Contracts in the Agribusiness Industry

ACCC commissioner Mick Keogh announced in 2016 “imbalances in bargaining power are particularly common in agricultural supply chains and the ACCC wants farmers to be aware of new protections”. All new and renewed standard form contracts …

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October 27, 2016

Unfair Terms in Farm Contracts

We are continually amazed and frustrated by the tendency of farmers, even large and successful farmers, to sign contracts without reading them or trying to negotiate unfair provisions of the contracts. Few business people, in …

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August 10, 2016

Contested Estates – Importance of Succession Planning

It is important for everyone in the farming community to know the circumstances when a Will can be challenged. The Family Provision Act 1974 (WA) allows children to claim against their parents’ estate if the Will …

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August 10, 2016

Trade opportunities remind producers to protect interests

2016 promises to be a game-changing year for many involved in the agricultural sector. As new markets continue to open up and the Australia China Free Trade Agreement gathers momentum, we believe that this is …

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